Environmental Health

  • Interprets rules and regulations governing restaurants for owners.
  • Evaluates handling procedures on a continuing basis.
  • Issues permits for the operation of restaurants.
  • Evaluates properties for onsite sewage disposal systems permits.
  • Inspects these systems for approval.
  • Evaluates properties for onsite well permits.
  • Approves installation of wells.
Animal Bites
  • Investigates reported animal bites.
  • Advises on measures to prevent the spread of rabies.
Other Environmental Health Services
  • Investigates general environmental complaints which may be public health hazards.
  • Evaluates swimming pools, marinas, and small treatment plants.
  • Performs environmental investigations for lead.
Vital Records
Certified copies of death certificates available at the Environmental Health Office.


  • Death Certificates - $8 each
  • Medical fees are charged according to a sliding scale, except for private payers, Medicaid and Medicare. Some services (i.e., childhood immunizations) are free.
  • Septic and well permits, State fees:
    • $75: Septic permits
    • $40: Well permits
    • Additional county fees